How Waiakea Helps its Drinkers & Environment

The concept of having bottled water from the source of a volcano sounds a little unusual, but in Hawaii, Ryan Emmons started a company in 2012 that bottles water from a volcano.

His water comes from a source that flows down a stream from a just outside of Hilo, Hawaii. Since this water has an unusual route that it must take, the volcanic rock filter the water, and the rocks give it some of the purest drinking water on Earth.

Emmons says in a quote, “I discovered my family had access to one of the most naturally healthy, pure, and sustainable water sources in the world.” Emmons would vacation in Hawaii during the winter and summer, and that is where he got his idea for bottling the water.

Waiakea Water is rich in sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. One defining characteristic of this water, is that it is also rich in silica, which helps with the taste of the water.

According to Specialty Food, Waiakea Water also boasts about it being great for the environment.  It is also bottled at a facility that uses thirty-three percent renewable energy, and the water’s sustainable aspect comes from the packaging part of it.

The water also has a certification to being CarbonNeutral®. All the bottles are made of recycled material, which uses up to eighty-five percent less energy than Waiakea Water would have to use if the bottles were made of traditional plastic. Learn more about Waiakea Water:

An article on Crunchbase said that as a part of a humanitarian effort, for every one liter of Waiakea Water that is sold, 650 liters of water is donated to communities worldwide that need drinking water.

Waiakea Water has set up a partnership with Pump Aid, and they have donated over 500 million liters of water since their inception. Waiakea Water is also given praise by Gayot for being one of theirtop tenfavorite bottled waters. In October of 2015, Waiakeacelebratedthat has had 2,000 percent growth since its inception in 2012.